The Minnesota Vikings have the eighth pick in the draft this May but there seems to be one player they won’t be taking if their most recent announcement is an indication of anything. According to Vikings beat writer Chris Tommason, the Vikings will not be holding a private workout — or a meeting of any kind — with UCF quarterback Blake Bortles before the draft.
It’s hard to get a read on what this means, but it seems rather clear that the Vikings aren’t interested in Bortles or that they’ve seen all they’d to see already. Those can lead to two wildly different outcomes in the draft, but there seems to be a growing notion that Bortles could slide in the draft.
Minnesota has been higher on Teddy Bridgewater than anyone else and there’s a possibility that they take a linebacker at No. 8 overall instead of a quarterback.
Either way, not meeting with Bortles seems to be suggesting a lack of interest in him from the Vikings but that hardly narrows down their options on who to take.